Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab

Led by diplomatic and national security professionals, The Lab dedicates itself to learner-centered solutions and thought leadership through a global network of partners employing state of the art learning tools.

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Leadership Development Education and Training

ASU is committed to innovation, global transformation, international impact, and cultivating a global perspective among its students and university partners. Unique among the globe’s higher education institutions, the University is a powerful champion of preparing character-driven leaders committed to do the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons, in America and around the world.

Character-Driven Leadership Course   ASU World Innovators

ASU is committed to innovation, global transformation, international impact, and cultivating a global perspective among its students and university partners. Unique among the globe’s higher education institutions, the University is a powerful champion of preparing character-driven leaders committed to do the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons, in America and around the world.

The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride.

- President Volodymyr Zelensky

Ambassador-in-Residence

The ASU Ambassador-in-Residence provides international affairs support across the full range of ASU enterprises, starting and ending with our students. Ambassador Polt is available for monthly student career counseling sessions, teaches masterclasses in diplomatic skills and key foreign affairs subjects, and supports ASU global outreach initiatives. Request an online consultation with Ambassador Polt

Global Literally Masterclass

American Diplomacy Project

Master of Arts in International Affairs and Leadership

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Leadership, an online degree offered by Arizona State University, empowers students to be future leaders in diplomacy, national security, and the global arena.

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National Security

Under the leadership of Co-Founder, LDNS Lab and Professor of Practice, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley and Professor of Practice Amb. David Scheffer, The Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab supports National Security priorities through the Flag Officer Advisory Council, Salute to Service events, cross-University partnerships, and its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Salute to Service   Flag Officer Advisory Council

American Diplomat Podcast

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Arizona State University's American Diplomat – The Stories Behind The News podcast, co-hosted by Ambassador (ret.) Pete Romero and Ms. Laura Bennett have casual conversations with American diplomats about newsworthy events from around the world.

Our mission is to provide informative entertainment to the listening public from our nations’ diplomatic practitioners. The conversations with this elite cadre of career diplomats seek to give the listener a better understanding of the very human dimensions of those serving on the front lines of war, crises, and conflict around the world.

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